Alec Kocour: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Alec Kocour
School: Illinois State
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My main goals for my senior season were to be the best teammate I could possibly be and to give everything I had every time I stepped on the field. Other goals were winning a national and conference championship.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Gamer, Intelligent, Consistent.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I have been training at NX Level in Wisconsin working on everything from flexibility to position/combine drills to weight lifting.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Watching film is a huge part of my game and helps me on the field. I watch every play multiple times from every angle we have. I usually will start off by watching the Offensive Line and looking for one who tends to give away whether it is a pass or run before the ball is even snapped. I then will pay attention to any alignments of the Quarterback or Running Back that may help me diagnose the play. Lastly, I will move to the outside and watch each receiver and try to learn their tendencies and what they like to do and how they adjust to certain alignments or coverages.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I think my football IQ is what separates me the most from other Safeties. I am a smart player who is always around the ball because of my knowledge of the game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am a leader. I am the type of person who can have a conversation with anyone and everyone knows they are going to get my best every play.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I am a gamer and my football IQ is something that cannot be taught and will make me stand out and make plays. I am also a very quick learner when it comes to understand schemes and learning the play book.